Imagine a time when you experienced a major life change – the excitement, the activity it incited, how it seemed to affect every single area of your life. SOS Community Services is experiencing something very similar with our shift to a choice pantry, an exciting and positive new direction for our food program. In the midst of all the excitement, we have found that the change in our food program has led to some changes in our volunteer needs. In the past, with your help, we were able to serve 471 families, representing 1,506 individuals in a single month. Right now, we need you to continue this help more than ever!
To see a full list of volunteer opportunities at the Food Pantry read more! Register as a volunteer today by contacting Marti at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 484-9945.
Mark your calendars and come hungry! This Saturday, March 1st Eastern Michigan Athletics will be hosting the first annual "Taste of Ypsilanti" at the Convocation from 1 PM until 3 PM!
This is a wonderful chance for EMU fans young and old to participate with the community by tasting food from local restaurants! Interested in attending? Purchase tickets on-site for $1 each and redeem them at any of the participating restaurants. Also, participants can plan to attend EMU men's basketball game against Northern Illinios at the Convocation Center. There's still time to purchase tickets!
Proceeds from this event go to SOS Community Services to help families in need in Washtenaw County. If you are a local restaurant who would like to participate in this event to help benefit SOS please contact Chelsea Brown at email@example.com.
The Ugly Mug Benefit
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
As the snow fell between West Cross Street and North Hamilton the Ugly Mug Cafe & Roastery staff were busy making hot lattes and hot chocolates for their customers. The local baristas chatted away about their holiday plans to their coffee customers as the annual holiday giving event was steadily approaching in mid-December.
“We’ve always looked forward to our holiday giving. In the past years, we’ve partnered with SOS by collecting items such as canned foods and other household items,” said Kayj Michelle, events manager of the Ugly Mug. “This year during our staff meeting our baristas decided they would like to donate their tips for the week and split it between SOS Community Services and FLY Children’s Art Center.”
On behalf of SOS, have a safe and joyful holiday! Thanks to everyone who participated in our holiday giving programs. Because of you, children and families will have gifts to open, household items to use, and food to eat.
Turkeys & Drives
Monday, October 28, 2013
It’s that time again to give for the holiday season! Our holiday programs have helped families in need throughout Washtenaw County. We hope you partner with us again this year. Here are some programs that may interest you:
Turkey Giveaway: Provide a homeless family with a turkey this holiday season. Donate turkeys and other traditional Thanksgiving foods, or personal care items to help families in need! All food and items can be delivered to the Housing Center (114 North River St., Ypsilanti) on November 20 between 9 am – 5 pm.
Adopt-a-Family: You will be matched with a family in need served by SOS. The adopted family you are matched with will create a wish list that will be given to you—the donor. We ask that you make a commitment to giving at least $75 to $100 in new items for each family member. Families will be matched starting Nov. 5. Contact: Ashley Spratling at (734) 961-1212 or .